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  1. cageymaru

    Firefox Send Is a Free File Transfer Service Featuring Encryption

    Mozilla has announced Firefox Send is now available for use as a free file transfer service with built-in end-to-end encryption. Send allows users to safely and simply share files from any browser without having to worry about their private information existing in the cloud. Send will be...
  2. cageymaru

    How Facebook Tracks Your Ovulation and Heart Rate Through Apps

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that apps are sending sensitive information to Facebook through the Facebook SDK. The Facebook SDK makes it easy for app writers to share information with Facebook through a built-in analytics service called "App Events." 17.6% of the apps on Apple's App...
  3. cageymaru

    AMD Link Performance Monitoring App

    AMD has released new videos that show how to use the updated AMD Link app to monitor system performance. It now accepts voice commands such as "Hey Radeon" and "Show my FPS." Utilization is shown on-screen for metrics such as CPU, RAM, GPU, GPU VRAM usage and more. Data shown is fully...
  4. cageymaru

    Google Maps Augmented Reality Creates Navigation by Using Real World Landmarks

    Wall Street Journal reporter David Pierce was privy to a new form of pedestrian only, augmented reality navigation that is coming to Google Maps in the future. In the video below, Mr. Pierce takes his phone's camera and uses it to capture images of landmarks around him such as signs, shops, etc...
  5. cageymaru

    Harley Davidson Reveals the Pricing and Specs of Its "Livewire" Electric Motorcycles

    Harley Davidson has revealed the specifications, pricing and release date for its new "Livewire" lineup of electric motorcycles. The 115 year old American company says the Livewire will have a 110 mile range with a 0 to 60 time of under 3.5 seconds when it releases in August 2019 with a $29,799...
  6. cageymaru

    Los Angeles Alleges the Weather Channel App Deceptively Mined User Data for Profit

    The city of Los Angeles is suing the Weather Company for deceptively marketing location services in its Weather Channel app as only used to localize weather reports. In fact it is alleged that consumers had their private geolocation information data mined by the intrusive tool masquerading as a...
  7. cageymaru

    LG HomeBrew Craft Beer Making Machine Is Debuting at CES 2019

    LG has announced the unveiling of its LG HomeBrew craft beer making machine at CES 2019. The easy to use device utilizes single-use capsules to create up to 5 liters of craft beer in 2 weeks. The capsules contain all the malt, yeast, hop oil and flavoring needed to create a batch of craft beer...
  8. cageymaru

    New Google+ API Bug Affects 52 Million Consumers and Enterprise Customers

    A new Google+ API bug has been discovered and it affects 52 million consumers and enterprise customers. Google discovered the bug and believes that no app developers knew of or exploited the system in the 6 days that the bug was present. This discovery has made Google rethink the August 2019...
  9. cageymaru

    The Steam Link App Is Now in Beta on Raspberry Pi

    The Steam Link app is now available in beta on the Raspberry Pi 3 and 3 B+ running Raspbian Stretch. I'm glad to see Valve Software creating this outlet for users that want the hardware functionality of the Steam Link. Of course the original Steam Link is now discontinued as the Steam Store...
  10. cageymaru

    Introducing the NVIDIA Control Panel Windows Store App

    I contacted Mr. Bryan Del Rizzo over at NVIDIA and inquired about the new DCH drivers in the latest NVIDIA GeForce Hot Fix driver version 417.21. He was kind enough to send some information over about Universal Windows drivers, the NVIDIA Control Panel app in the Windows Store and instructions...
  11. cageymaru

    Apps Can Track Your Every Move Even After Uninstalling Them in iOS and Android

    The intentions of app developers are difficult to gauge sometimes. They can invent wonderful software that makes you wonder how you ever lived without it, or they can create privacy nightmares at the same time. Adjust, AppsFlyer, MoEngage, Localytics, and CleverTap are app developers that...
  12. cageymaru

    Digitails Are the App-Controlled Animatronic Prosthetic Tails You've Dreamed About

    Ever wanted to know how it feels to have an animatronic tail on your tail? Do you have a fascination and desire to cosplay as the character Tails from the SEGA video game Sonic the Hedgehog? Well get ready to get your rear into gear as the Digitail Kickstarter is now live! A Digitail is an...
  13. cageymaru

    Chevrolet Develops an App to Combat Distracted Driving

    Chevrolet has developed the "Call Me Out" app to combat distracted driving. If a driver picks up their phone while the phone's GPS detects that the car is moving, then you lose points in the companion app. It also repeatedly plays prerecorded messages from friends and family reminding the...
  14. DooKey

    You Can Now Run Windows 95 Inside Windows (or Linux or macOS)

    Slacker developer Felix Rieseberg has developed a nice little app that allows you to run Windows 95 on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It weighs in at a whole 129MB. However, a problem with Internet Explorer has been noted and you won't be able to use that to connect to the internet. Regardless, this...
  15. DooKey

    Apple makes Facebook Pull Its Spyware(ish) VPN From the App Store

    It appears Apple has changed their App Store rules and no longer allows an app to collect information about other apps installed for purposes of advertising/marketing. This rule change put Facebook's Onavo VPN app on the naughty list and Apple let them save face and pull it voluntarily before...
  16. R

    Android App Locks Your Phone If You Use It Too Much

    SMartphone apps and games are designed to be addictive, and the addiction is becoming a problem. Scientists have been researching chemical imbalances in the brain to find an underlying causes, and designers have been making "substitute phones" to try and help people who are addicted to...
  17. R

    Intel Discontinues Flawed Keyboard App

    Security Week is reporting that Intel is discontinuing the Intel Remote Keyboard app due to critical security flaws. The app was released in 2015 on Android and iOS, the Android version has been downloaded over 500,000 times, and was used to wirelessly control the Intel NUC and Compute Stick...
  18. R

    Sneaky Ways App Developers Get You Addicted

    In a report from Business Insider, Jonathan Kay, chief operating officer of app analytics firm Apptopia goes into several of the ways that app developers use to get people hooked on using them. The article is incredibly detailed, going from Instagram's push notifications, to Twitter using the...
  19. DooKey

    Apple TV App Enables News Section as Promised

    The Apple TV app now has a news section that integrates six different news streaming apps. If you don't have the individual apps it will prompt you to download them from the App Store and once they are setup the TV app will allow for single sign-on into any of them. Also, it integrates the Siri...
  20. DooKey

    Coinbase App Reaches the Top of the Apple App Charts in US Store

    With bitcoin surging in price over the last couple of weeks it looks like everyone and his brother is trying to jump on board while the jumping is good. As a result the Coinbase app has jumped to the top of the download charts in the US Apple Store. All of this even though Coinbase continues...
  21. DooKey

    Amazon Prime App Finally Available for Apple TV

    I know there are a lot of [H] Apple TV users out there that have been patiently waiting on the Amazon Prime Video app and I'm happy to let you know it's rolling out in the US, Canada, and several European nations. It should be available for download now in the app store. Happy Prime watching...
  22. DooKey

    Facebook Releases New Messenger Kids App

    Facebook released their new Messenger Kids app today that they say is a safe and easy way for kids to video chat and message with their family and friends. This app can be controlled from the parents Facebook account so that should give it the added security that's needed. I like the thought...
  23. R

    GM's Cruise Employees Test Autonomous Ride-Sharing App

    Employees of Cruise Automation, the self-driving startup acquired by GM last year is operating an autonomous ride-sharing service in San Francisco for employees. The service, called Cruise Anywhere, works like the Uber or Lyft app. Users request a ride and the nearest available car starts to...
  24. Zarathustra[H]

    Millions of Apps Could Soon be Purged from the Google Play Store

    And it's about time! Google has been sending developers notices of their intent to limit visibility or remove apps that violate the company's user data policy. You know, the types of apps that are poor knockoffs of the real thing, with limited functionality, that exist only to trick you into...
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